Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) hailed new bicameral efforts to press the Trump administration to reverse its decision to eliminate all U.S. funding for humanitarian assistance to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.
Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauds legislation introduced by a bipartisan quartet of U.S. Representatives to end U.S. military backing for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
Your Representative can still sign on the Price-Welch-Smith letter urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to reverse the Trump administration’s decision to end U.S. funding for the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) and USAID programs in the West Bank and Gaza.
Today, Representatives Ro Khanna (CA-17) and Adam Smith (WA-09) announced that they will soon be introducing legislation to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen which has plunged it into the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.
“There are new members of Congress, new voices on this issue and they are doing this because they are hearing from their constituents,” says Kate Gould, legislative director for Middle East Policy at the Quaker lobby group.
The impending sale of more U.S. bombs to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates provides Congress with an opportunity to act to stop the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. The U.S. government is literally refueling the bombers and arming the war that threatens millions of Yemenis with famine, mass starvation, and a historic resurgence of cholera.